PAGE, Sherman, (1779 - 1853)


PAGE, Sherman, a Representative from New York; born in Cheshire, Conn., May 9, 1779; attended the common schools; taught school in Coventry, N.Y., in 1799; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1805 and commenced practice in Unadilla, Otsego County, N.Y.; member of the State assembly in 1827; judge of the court of common pleas in Otsego County; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1833-March 3, 1837); chairman, Committee on Public Expenditures (Twenty-fourth Congress); died in Unadilla, N.Y., September 27, 1853; interment in St. Matthew’s Cemetery.